Rhinos Without Borders (a project launched by National Geographic filmmakers and photographers Dereck-Beverly Joubert) will move a hundred rhinos from South Africa to Botswana. Why? Because South Africa holds 80% of Africa’s rhinos population and the highest poaching rate, whereas Botswana has the lowest. So Rhinos Without Borders will populate Botswana with rhinos and help save the species in the long term.
Unfortunately in Africa rhinos and elephants are being poached for their horns and tusks. The poaching rate is increasing rapidly. Rhinos are killed at a rate of one every 9 hours. In 2013 over 1000 rhinos were poached in South Africa alone. At the beginning of the 20th century there were 500.000 rhinos across Africa. Today only 5000 black rhinos are left. If nothing is done, within 10 years we may see rhinos go extinct!
Rhinos Without Borders will lead the project with andBeyond, a tourism company who moved rhinos from one of their reserves to Botswana before. Rhinos will be medically tested to see if they’re strong enough to make the trip. The project will cost about $45.000 per rhino so help is needed. You can donate to help Rhinos Without Borders and save these animals. Please click www.trevolta.com/rhinos and donate. Act and Save the Earth!
- Rhinos are killed for their horn, which sells for $65.000 per kg
- Over 1000 rhinos were killed last year
- The black rhino population has decreased by 97.6% since 1960
- Rhinos Without Borders is planning to populate Botswana with rhinos
- Rhinos Without Borders is a joint venture between Great Plains Conservation and &Beyond, supported by Africa Foundation
Photographs: Dereck&Beverly Joubert, Great Plains Conservation